Summer fun aplenty over Christmas holidays for kids
THE heat is on, and Clarence Valley Council's youth Eyes Wide project remains on the boil with free events for young people across the region.
Yamba's skate park will fire-up again with the Out of the Box cafe moving to the popular tourist town for the summer months. The Tech Box is also heading to Yamba, with workshops in music and film making planned as well as sessions exploring the popular virtual world of Minecraft.
On Friday, January 10, the skate park will play host to Eyes Wide Summerfest, a mini-festival with a skate comp, DJ entertainment, free sausage sizzle, laser skirmish and a jumping castle.
Mayor Richie Williamson said he looked forward to seeing young people taking advantage of these fantastic opportunities.
"The events planned for Yamba and across the valley will fill the holidays with lots of entertainment for children and teenagers," Cr Williamson said.
"Young people will also have an opportunity to escape the summer heat with a pool party at the Grafton Olympic Pool in January. Last year's event was a huge success, so this one is not to be missed. There's free entry for those aged 12 to 18 years, along with free food and entertainment.
"Smaller villages won't miss out, either. Copmanhurst, Wooli and Coutts Crossing will host free community cinema screenings in their local halls."
Wooli will also enjoy workshops in sculpture, t-shirt design, printmaking, jewellery design, collage and sketching - while the Art Box takes up residency at Wooli's skate park.
"Combined with an exciting program of workshops and activities planned for the Out of the Box infrastructure in Wooli and Yamba over summer, there will be plenty to do over the school holidays and well into the New Year."
- December 20, 4-6pm, Wooli Skate Park, free barbecue and skirmish
- January 10, 2.30-6.30pm, Yamba Skate Park, Eyes Wide Summerfest: Skate comp, DJ, free barbecue, jumping castle
- January 16, 3.30-6.30pm, Wooli Skate Park, skirmish; 6pm, Wooli Hall, cinema night
- January 17, 6pm Copmanhurst Hall, cinema night
- January 18, 1-3pm, Grafton Olympic Pool, pool party; 6pm, Coutts Crossing Hall, cinema night